Hulu for Windows 8: A Reason to Dump my iPad
Hulu Plus for Windows 8 tablets
Given that, I’m sorely tempted to join the Windows 8 camp for the new Hulu Plus app that does so much more than the inelegant app for iPad – just little things like multitasking capabilities that let you check email or browse the Web while watching a show.
Most importantly, the Win 8 user interface crushes its iOS counterpart in so many ways.
Your content “queue,” for example, is simpler to build and navigate; the Hulu search feature is readily accessible no matter where you are in the application; You can easily share content you’re currently viewing or pin it to your Start menu for one-click (or one-touch) access. Windows Live Tiles show you what’s currently being featured in HuluPlus; the multitasking “SnapView” feature is oh so user-friendly; and more.
This is the first application I’ve seen that might convince me to go to the dark side. I’ve never used the Windows 8 “Tile” interface, but I like what I see in the Hulu Plus app.
The app will be released this Friday, Oct. 26 via the Windows Store, and it will be pre-loaded on select Acer and Sony Windows 8 tablets.
I have to admit: I believe the PR hype on this one:
The new Hulu Plus app leverages core Microsoft design principles with our touch-optimized experience. The UI is simple, clean and puts the most relevant content first, creating a visually immersive experience in the most engaging way.
Here’s a blog on the new Hulu Plus app for Windows 8. Check out the video tutorial and some screen shots below.
SnapView multitasking pane.
Pin content to the Windows Start menu.